A federal court has thrown out a challenge against the Environmental Protection Agency’s rules regarding greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
The suit was brought by Texas and Wyoming.
“Accordingly, because petitioners lack Article III standing to challenge the rules, we dismiss the petitions for lack of jurisdiction,” according to the majority opinion by Circuit Judge Judith Rogers.
A federal appeals court ruled 2 to 1 that the states lacked standing to sue the EPA to stop the agency from overriding the states and implement greenhouse gas permitting systems. The states were also joined by the National Mining Association, Peabody Energy Corp. and two groups of unnamed power companies.